This calendar may be subject to change. Events may be added, deleted or changed as the year progresses. Before attending any event listed here, contact Greg Smith, Director of Operations, at 217-840-1678, or through email to operations@ciarocketry.org

Special Notice
Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak we will be cancelling many of our events. We will try to keep the web site up-to-date on this, but if you have any doubts contact Greg Smith, Director of Operations, at 217-840-1678, or through email to operations@ciarocketry.org.

Calendar Update In Progress
The calendar is currently being updated, thus some dates or details may be incorrect. Check back soon for the complete, correct schedule.

Color Codes for Calendar Items
Membership Meeting at the Springer Cultural Center
Monthly business meeting
Model rocket launch at Dodds Park
High power rocket launch in Rantoul
High power rocket launch in Forsyth
Special event
Education and Outreach
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January 2021
January Friday 1 New Year Rocket Launch
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Tuesday 5 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: TBA
This meeting will be held on Zoom
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
January Saturday 9 Rocket Launch
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Tuesday 19 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
January Saturday 23 Rocket Launch
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January 29-31 NARCON
The National Association of Rocketry's National Convention
This year's NARCON will be a virtual event.
Online
 
February 2021
February Tuesday 2 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: TBA
This meeting will be held on Zoom
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
February Saturday 13 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
February Tuesday 16 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
February Saturday 27 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
March 2021
March Tuesday 2 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Annual Election and TBA
This meeting will be held on Zoom
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
March Saturday 13 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date: Sunday, March 14
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
March Tuesday 16 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
March Saturday 27 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date: Sunday, March 28
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
 
April 2021
April Tuesday 6 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: TBA
This meeting will be held on Zoom
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
April Saturday 10 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
April Tuesday 20 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
April Saturday 24 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
 
May 2021
May Tuesday 4 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: TBA
This meeting will be held on Zoom
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
May Saturday 8 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
May Tuesday 18 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
May Saturday 22 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
Calendar Updated To Here
 
June 2021
June Tuesday 2 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: GARLO Prep
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
June Saturday 13 Rocket Launch
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
June Tuesday 16 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
June Monday 22 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 1) at the University of Illinois in building rockets
This event has been cancelled.
7 - 9 p.m. ESPL
June Friday 26 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 1) at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets
This event has been cancelled.
1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
June Saturday 27 GARLO 2021
Theme: 2021 Vision
All-day rocket launch, followed by an awards ceremony/potluck picnic.
Rain date: Saturday, July 11
This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it at a later time.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Set up 9 a.m.)
Dodds Park
 
July 2021
July Tuesday 7 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: TBA
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
July Saturday 11 Rocket Launch
This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
July Monday 13 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 2) at the University of Illinois in building rockets
This event has been cancelled.
7 - 9 p.m. ESPL
July Friday 17 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 2) at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets
This event has been cancelled.
1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
July Tuesday 21 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
July Friday 24 The CIA will assist the students of the WYSE Aerospace Camp at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets
This event has been cancelled.
1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
July Saturday 25 Rocket Launch
This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
July 25 - 31 NARAM
National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet
This event has been postponed until 2021.
Geneseo, NY
July 30 - August 2 LDRS 39
This event has been postponed until 2021.
Utah
 
August 2021
August Tuesday 4 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Introduction to Medium and High Power Rocketry
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
August Saturday 8 Rocket Launch
This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
August Tuesday 18 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
August Saturday 22 Rocket Launch
Annual Nostalgia Launch featuring rockets and launch equipment more than 30 years old. Dig out those old rockets and get them flying again.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
September 2021
September Tuesday 1 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: How to Build and Fly Boost Gliders
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
September Saturday 12 Rocket Launch
Followed by night launching of rockets equipped with lights, beepers, etc.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - Dark Dodds Park
September Tuesday 15 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
September Saturday 26 Rocket Launch
This launch is designated as Unofficial GARLO 2021
Theme: 2021 Vision
Bring those rockets you planned to fly at GARLO and wear your favorite GARLO t-shirt from past years.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
October 2021
October Saturday 3 Heartland Maker Fest
This event has been cancelled. They hope to reschedule it in 2021.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana
October Tuesday 6 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Our annual swap meet. Bring your surplus rocket related equipment and supplies to buy, sell and trade with other members.
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
October Saturday 10 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
October Tuesday 20 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
October Saturday 24 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
October 30 - November 1 Midwest Power launch near Princeton, IL sponsored by Quad Cities Rocketry Society 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Princeton
 
November 2021
November Tuesday 3 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: High power rocketry beyond Level I
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
November Saturday 14 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 11/15.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
November Tuesday 17 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
November Saturday 28 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 11/29.
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
 
December 2021
December Tuesday 1 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Annual Wrapup, Rocket nostalgia and "Tall Tales". Bring stories and artifacts to share.
This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom. Further details will be posted on the emial list and Facebook page.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
December Saturday 12 Rocket Launch
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
December Tuesday 15 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
December Saturday 26 Rocket Launch
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
January 2021
January Friday 1 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park


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